The US author of the best-selling children's book "Where the Wild Things Are," Maurice Sendak, has died at the age of 83.
The author reportedly died in Connecticut in the US following complications from a recent stroke.
He wrote some 17 books and was a talented illustrator, but was best-known for his 1963 tale of Max, who became the "king of all wild things".
It was made into a Hollywood film in 2009, directed by Spike Jonze.
The book is a children's classic around the world with more than 19 million copies sold worldwide.
It tells the story of a boy who goes on a journey through his own imagination after he is sent to bed without supper.
Sendak won several awards during his career including the Hans Christian Anderson Award for children's book illustration in 1970 awarded by the Swedish government.